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Whereas 1 September 2021 is the first day of school for many children in primary and secondary education, it is also the day on which new or re-elected faculty members started their three-year term of office. Some faculties have elected a new dean and vice deans, while others continue with the current ones. We give you an overview of the complete Executive Committees. 

What do you do when you can’t organise a ‘proper’ staff party? Make radio! On Thursday 20 May, we presented Radio Unifiesta to provide an afternoon filled with background entertainment for the offices (and home offices) of UAntwerp staff. The show was full of music, original advertisements, quizzes and stories, along with messages from, for and by colleagues.

He, him, she, her, they, them… How should you address people? Are you 100% sure of their gender identity? In light of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May, UAntwerp is focusing on gender-aware and gender-inclusive communication. Get started with it today, and actively contribute to a more inclusive society.

Behind Campus Groenenborger lies a beautiful piece of nature, where the university created a community garden last year. This garden brings UAntwerp students and lecturers in contact with the elderly residents of an assisted-living facility and the children of a kindergarten nearby. Delicious herbs, fruit, vegetables, young trees, beautiful flowers… the garden has been in full bloom for a year now and is constantly expanding.

Working from home has been the ‘new normal’ for over a year now, and that isn’t likely to change any time soon. So take a moment to check that you’re sitting comfortably at your desk, and make sure you’re spending your days in a productive and healthy way. Together with Mensura we’ll point you in the direction of the perfect home office in eight simple steps.